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Jefferson Township's Continued COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Jefferson Township is committed to keeping our community and staff safe and healthy during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We've all had to make unimaginable changes and sacrifices during this difficult time, but it is comforting to know our efforts are protecting our families and neighbors. 

Due to Governor DeWine's recent statewide mask mandate and the hidden nature of this threat, Jefferson Township asks all customers, visitors, invitees, and contractors, who enter Township facilities to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth, such as a fabric mask, scarf, or bandana.

Our Township Hall staff will continue to work a hybrid in-office/ work-from-home schedule to limit contact and exposure. Our offices are currently open Monday-Thursday from 9 am-5 pm. The offices will be closed on Friday, but the staff is still available via telephone and e-mail.


The Jefferson Township Fire Department will continue to put our community first by adhering to these main objectives:
  • Provide for the safety and security of first responders to ensure proper staffing levels for community emergencies 
  • Maximize the protection of public health and welfare in Jefferson Township
  • Conduct operational risk assessments to ensure controls are in place to protect first responders and our community
  • Conserve Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responder Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) through PPE preservation initiatives
This includes actions such as daily employee health screenings, frequently decontaminating equipment, and asking patients and family members to put on face coverings prior to EMS arrival when able. These precautions help maintain the safest service possible to our residents. 

Out of concern for our community and due to social distancing requirements, our annual summer events were regretfully cancelled, but that didn't stop us from coming up with safe and fun alternatives! Below you will find not only a recap of our Mobile Ice Cream Social, but information on this month's Drive-In movie event! We hope to see you there. 

Remember:  We are STILL in this together! 

If you have any questions or concerns, please utilize the following resources:
We are happy to announce our Drive-In movie at Jefferson Community Park!  

Join us for some family-friendly entertainment as we watch Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)! Seventy (70) tickets will be available and MUST be purchased online prior to the event.  Each vehicle will have an adjacent parking spot to their left if they wish to set up "picnic-style" for an outside viewing experience, while still allowing for social distancing. 

Where: Jefferson Community Park

When: August 29, 2020

Time: 9 pm-11 pm. We will allow cars to enter the lot at 8:00 pm. All vehicles will need to be pre-registered, no drive-ups permitted. The movie will start shortly after 9 pm.

Cost: $5.00 per car. (link here)
Food: There will be no concessions for sale at this event in order to limit contact between participants. We encourage families to bring their own refreshments, as well as their own trash bag to dispose of waste at home.  

**Please Note**

  • Attendees will be asked to stay within their specific parking area throughout the event, unless walking to the restroom
  • When not at your designated area, masks MUST be worn
  • Alcohol is prohibited
  • The movie sound will be broadcast via FM radio
  • Ticket includes (1) vehicle and all seated occupants
Ice Cream Social Distancing                  

On Saturday, July 18, your Parks Board brought a mobile ice cream social to our winning neighborhoods from the Ice Cream Social Distancing Contest: Weldon and Kitsmiller's Crossing! The frozen treats were a perfect way to cool down on the hot, sunny day. We loved seeing everyone's smiling faces as the ice cream truck approached each stop along the route. Thank you to everyone for helping us keep this event safe by social distancing and wearing masks. Some pictures from the first ever mobile ice cream social are below. Be sure to check out the winning neighborhood video submissions on our Facebook page!
It's not too late to Be Counted, Jefferson Township!        
Once every decade, America comes together to count every resident in the United States. The Founding Fathers changed history in 1790 when they created a decennial Census that focused on representation. It constitutionally mandates the count of our population and households.

How is the Census completed during a pandemic?  Online, of course! 

The Census Department has made it easier than ever to be counted; moving all Census Response forms to their website at https://my2020census.gov/

So far, approximately 81.1 percent of Jefferson Township residents have responded to the Census, many having done so online.  It takes less than 10  minutes to complete and it helps our community with federal, state and local funding, political representation and public and private planning efforts.

To complete your Census survey, please go to https://my2020census.gov/ today!

 

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It's that time of year again! Jefferson Township residents are eligible to receive rebates of up to $50 for installing a rain barrel or compost bin, or planting native plants and trees at home. The Community Backyards program focuses on rainwater runoff and its detrimental impacts on local water quality, streambank erosion, and localized flooding. Participants learn how to install rain barrels and plant rain gardens, along with an introduction to composting at home and the benefits of native plants and trees. 

The rebate program allows homeowners to implement a conservation method that works best for them and their environment and does renew each year, meaning that if you received a rebate last year, you can participate again in 2020. 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the in-person classes have been postponed but you may still participate in an online course and quiz (OPEN NOW - October 1, 2020. )

 
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The intersection of Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road at Clark State Road is now closed for the construction of a modern roundabout. This closure is expected to last 75 days, weather permitting. Please see the following map for project location and detour details.
 
Jefferson Community Park Playground       

We're excited to announce that the installation of new playground equipment at Jefferson Community Park has begun! The upgraded equipment includes traditional slides, swings, and climbing features to encourage physical development and fitness, as well as equipment that encourages imaginative and inclusive play. This fun and safe addition to our park is expected to be ready for use within 6-8 weeks, just in time for the cooler fall weather!
SUMMER SAFETY TIPS:
Look Before You Lock                            

Pediatric Vehicular Heatstroke(HPV) is a far too common, yet preventable cause of death in the United States. As a community, it is important to be educated and aware of the dangers of children left in hot cars and how these tragedies can be avoided. A child's body temperature rises 3 to 5 times faster than adults, and death can occur in as little as one minute. Temperatures inside vehicles can reach life-threatening levels, even on mild or cloudy days or if the windows are cracked. Below are some general prevention tips: 
  • Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle, not even for a minute
  • If you see a child unattended in a hot vehicle, call 9-1-1
  • Create a “look before you lock” routine every time you get out of the car
  • Avoid distractions to reduce the risk of forgetting a child in the car
  • Check that all occupants leave the vehicle when unloading, don’t overlook a sleeping baby
  • Always lock a parked car, even when parked in the garage at home
  • Ensure kids don’t have access to keys or remote entry devices
  • If a child is missing, check the pool first, then the car, including the trunk
  • Ask your childcare provider to call if your child doesn’t show up for care as expected
Check out the following FREE resources:
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Swimming is a fun activity that can be enjoyed by all ages, and there is no better way to cool off on a hot, summer day. Although taking a dip in a pool or natural body of water is refreshing, it poses risks for even the most skilled swimmer. That is why it is so important to know what precautions to take before venturing out in to the water. Keep the following tips in mind to ensure that your days in the sun stay fun. 
  • Do not swim alone
  • Never leave a child unattended 
  • Wear life jackets
  • Stay hydrated
  • If a child is missing, check the water first. Seconds count in preventing death or disability
  • Know how and when to call 9-1-1 
  • Always enter unknown or shallow water feet first
  • Stay within your fitness and swimming capabilities
Zoning Compliance Reminders           

Do you have a home improvement project coming up? Any plan larger than 3' x 3' will most likely need a permit through the Jefferson Township Zoning and Building Department. Most permits can be applied for online at https://www.jeffersontownship.org/zoning.

Projects like home additions, interior remodels, decks, fences, pergolas, generators, and pools require a Zoning Compliance Permit. To apply, you will need a site plan showing the dimensions and location of the project in relation to existing structures and property lines. If you are in a community with a Homeowners Association, you will also need a letter of approval from the HOA. Our staff is always willing to help determine which permit is needed and to answer any questions you have. The zoning resolution and permitting process benefits all residents of Jefferson Township by protecting property values and ensuring that our community remains exceptional. 
Virtual Board and Commission Meetings

Due to the ongoing public health emergency and in accordance with HB 197, Jefferson Township's Boards and Commission will continue to hold all regularly scheduled meetings entirely via teleconference until further notice. Special meetings will also be held via teleconference and will be properly noticed if scheduled. The virtual meetings can be accessed by the media and public using the instructions below. 

Board of Trustees meetings: 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/114512189
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122
Access Code: 114-512-189
 
Parks Board meetings: 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/606737413
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121
Access Code: 606-737-413
 
Board of Zoning Appeals meetings:
https://www.gotomeet.me/CharlesMcCroskey/jefferson-township-zoning-commission
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122
Access Code: 661-186-493

Zoning Commission meetings:
https://www.gotomeet.me/CharlesMcCroskey/jefferson-township-board-of-zoning-appeals
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122
Access Code: 234-374-293

What's Happening?

UPCOMING MEETINGS
August 12: Board of Trustees, 3 p.m.
August 20:  Zoning Commission, 7 p.m
August 26: Board of Trustees, 7 p.m.
September 1: Board of Zoning Appeals, 7 p.m.
September 9: Board of Trustees, 3 p.m. 
September 14: Parks Board, 7 p.m.

All dates and times are subject to schedule changes and cancellations. 
Check jeffersontownship.org for current information. 
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